For the past several weeks, Kroger at Westlake Towne Center has been undergoing a $3 million remodel that’s scheduled to be completed in time for the lake’s busy summer season.
“While this may be a lengthy process, we can assure our customers that it’s a worthwhile process,” said Amy Irvine, store manager. “We’re excited to bring a fresh look and feel to our customers, and we thank them for their patience during the renovation process.”
Some of the biggest changes will be to the store’s deli and bakery. The hot and cold cases will be replaced and new equipment and lighting will be installed, said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager with Kroger Mid-Atlantic. The deli and bakery will remain in the same area, but will be larger.
The store’s natural and organic products will be integrated throughout the store instead of being housed on a separate aisle. The sushi kiosk also will be expanded to provide more offerings as a culinary kiosk. Not only will there be a wider variety of sushi, but also Ukrop’s “ready to heat” entrees and sides, cold sandwiches and salads, McGee said.
“Sushi is one of the most popular items for our customers at the lake,” she added.
In addition, three new self-service checkouts will be added, bringing the total to 12, McGee said.
While work continues, the renovations shouldn’t impede shoppers, McGee said, adding that she expected all departments to remain open during the 19-week project.
“We do our best to keep stores operating as efficiently as possible for our customers, but inevitably there will be some temporary changes that could impact customers’ routines at the store,” she said. “We know that customers will love the end result, and we thank them for their patience during the process.”
Once the remodel is complete, a grand opening will be scheduled, McGee said.